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The eastern Chinese seaport city of Ningbo has cancelled plans to expand a petrochemical complex following a week of sometimes-violent protests sparked by concerns over the environmental impact, state media has reported…
Green Protests On The Rise In China, Nature Journal
For years, people in China have accepted murky air, tainted waters and scarred landscapes as the unavoidable price of the country’s meteoric economic growth. But public dissent over environmental issues has been growing steadily.
Environmental activism gains a foothold in China, Guardian UK
Protesters have pushed green issues on to the state agenda, despite a predictably heavy-handed response.